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  1. NICU vs MedSurg
    One of my coworkers spent 10+ years in the NICU and then moved to adult ICU. You can move to adults! I think NICU is the right choice, all things considered!
    Nov 20
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. How did you guys make the choice to become nurses?
    Went to college after high school and got a BA in Spanish simply because I'm good at it, not because I wanted to do anything with it. Then I got a cat and decided maybe I should work at the vet's...
    Nov 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. NICU vs MedSurg
    Do you really want to work with babies and work ICU? If so, go with NICU. If you don't, go with med/surg. Both will get you valuable experience, but you need to decide what the end goal is to decide...
    Nov 18
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. Nurse Nina Reunited with Her Precious Bentley
    Not gonna lie, totally cried watching this. So glad she's reunited with her pup!
    Nov 10
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  5. HIRED! Graduation in a month!
    Congrats! You're almost there! :)
    Nov 10
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  6. How helpful/important is it to work as a CNA before going to nursing school?
    I found it very helpful. Being a tech at the hospital directly led to being offered a new grad job months before graduation. It also helped with time management, prioritization, and several learning...
    Nov 10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Studer Group "Bedside Shift Report SM"
    It CAN be super awkward at times. I think it generally works well in the ICU but med/surg nurses just have too many patients to make it feasible, and I've had personal experience with this. Med/Surg...
    Nov 10
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. No Patient To Staff Ratio In State of Indiana
    It's management wants it to be. When I was med/surg I had 5 & 6 patients, med/surg nurses on other floors could have 7 or more patients. Now I'm in the ICU and we frequently get triples.
    Nov 9
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  9. No Patient To Staff Ratio In State of Indiana
    As a fellow Indiana nurse, I definitely support you!
    Nov 8
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  10. Night Shift Dulls your brain
    I've been on nights for 4 years and these last few months it's really starting to take a toll on me. I'm a morning person at heart, and all of the benadryl and melatonin in the world can't keep me...
    Nov 5
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  11. No more 12 hour shifts?
    Like someone else said, they can pry my 12s from my cold, dead fingers.
    Nov 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. everyone is leaving my floor
    I could have written your post when I was a new nurse a little over 3 years ago, right down to crying daily for the first 3 months or so. Everyone was leaving my floor and my manager was doing...
    Nov 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. RN-BSN and ADN-BSN Easy?
    My RN to BSN program was loads easier than my ASN program. I did find that being able to relate real life experiences to the assignments made it much easier. We actually had several projects or...
    Nov 2
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  14. Starting a subgroup in each state for people to post college questions
    We used to have something similar, at least in the Indiana forums. It was pretty handy when I was a student!
    Nov 2
    Forum: Site Feedback
  15. Therapeutic Oils in hospital
    We recently had a patient using her own coconut essential oil for her headaches while in my unit. I don't know if it worked for her but it smelled amazing so it was a nice change from the hospital...
    Oct 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. RN to BSN timeline
    Here's what I did June 2011 - passed NCLEX and started working July 2012 - changed jobs August 2012 - started ASN to BSN program while working December 2013 - graduated from BSN program. I...
    Oct 25
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  17. Esme Needs Your Prayers and Well Wishes
    Thinking of you Esme and hoping for a fast recovery!
    Oct 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Whistleblower, Briana Aguirre
    I applaud her 100%. I would absolutely speak out, but ONLY anonymously, out of fear of retaliation. I believe she'll definitely be blacklisted, which is a shame, but it's reality.
    Oct 19
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  19. Ebola in the pregnant patient
    Q: Will there be a policy in place to protect our license if we withhold care to this patient because the team isn't there, and there is a negative outcome, and she turns out NOT to have ebola?A: If...
    Oct 18
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  20. What policy do you have for ebola patients at your hospital?
    They've not told us anything so far other than "We have a plan".
    Oct 18
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  21. "Clipboard Guy": What's wrong with this picture???
    What a dumbass.
    Oct 18
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  22. In unusual statement, nurses decry Ebola care at Dallas hospital
    I'm glad they're speaking out. Yes we are nurses and we take risks caring for our patients, but we are also PEOPLE, and we deserve to have adequate protection for our own lives as well.
    Oct 15
    Forum: Nursing News
  23. Will the Texas ED RN become a scapegoat in the Ebola patient discharge?
    I agree with you, but you know the saying "the customer is always right"... Sorry, I'll try and decrease the cynicism now.
    Oct 4
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  24. Music Therapy in the PACU and Pre op area
    I work in the ICU, not PACU, but my hospital has a relaxation music channel on the tv and I routinely turn it on for my patients with positive results.
    Oct 4
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  25. IV compatibility question
    When in doubt, call pharmacy, always.
    Oct 4
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications


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